Friday, March 1, 2013
Several other civic organizations will hold their meetings in the next two weeks.
Here are the schedules for the meetings of the Roxborough and Manayunk Civic organizations that weren't in Thursday's story. Ridge Park Civic Meeting Dates: Meets at 7 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, quarterly, in March, June, September and December at the 5th District Police Station, 6666 Ridge Avenue Roxborough. Next Meeting: Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Upper Roxborough Civic Association Meeting Dates: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month Roxborough Presbyterian Church. Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association Meeting Dates: Meets at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at Northern Home for Children, 5301 Ridge Avenue Roxborough Next Meeting: March…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Three civic associations to meet this week.
One city official and another project consultant will meet with area civic associations this week, as three monthly meetings are scheduled. The Upper Roxborough Civic Association welcomes a planner from Natural Lands Trust to its Jan. 9 meeting to discuss the ongoing Philadelphia Water Department project at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir and future planting on tap there, civic President Bob Turino said. Additionally, the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association gathers that same night with a representative from the city's 311 call center to answer residents' questions. On Monday, the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association also meets at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church for its monthly meeting. Contracted by the city, Natural Lands Trust is a…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Philadelphia Water Department talks problems with residents.
The work at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir has yet to improve the neighborhood's flooding problem. But Philadelphia Water Department officials say when their swle project finishes next spring, drainage will get significantly better. Joanne Dahme, water department spokeswoman, met with Upper Roxborough Civic Association members Dec. 12 to discuss headaches the $2 million project has caused for residents of Lare, Summit, Eva and other adjacent streets. Paving, flooding and some safety issues have occurred since the work began. The water department began the capital project this fall in an effort to use the inoperative reservoir to better handle stormwater in Upper Roxborough. Patch previously reported that the Water Department's aim is to …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A look at local community groups this week.
Two neighborhood groups will meet Wednesday night. Both the Upper Roxborough Civic Association and the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association will gather to discuss local issues Nov. 14. Covering Wissahickon—bordered by Henry and Ridge Avenues, Wissahickon Park, and Hermit Street—WICA will start its meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room of Northern Children's Services, 5301 Ridge Ave. WICA Vice President Chip Roller said the agenda includes: The Upper Roxborough Civic Association meets Wednesday Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxborough Presbyterian Church.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Upper Roxborough Civic Association secures word to tone down display.
An Upper Roxborough apartment complex will dim its Ridge Avenue lighting, according to neighborhood group. The Ridge Apartments drew complaints from residents last week, who said signage was too bright and lime green paint too garish. However, the Upper Roxborough Civic Association said property owners, the Galman Group, agreed to install dimmers on the wall lighting and sign. "I spoke to the party concerned and we will have dimmers installed on the wall units and the sign. We hope this will be satisfactory for the neighbors," civic President Bob Turino posted on Patch. "We would like to thank the Galman Group, and Josh Cohen from Councilman Jones office." The Ridge apartments at 7949 Ridge Ave. recently renovated its front building by …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
New look from The Ridge apartments draws residents' ire.
Whether legal or not, Roxborough residents say the facade from a 7900 Ridge Avenue apartment complex is distasteful and the lit sign too bright. The Ridge apartments at 7949 Ridge Ave. recently renovated its front building by painting it bright green and installing an illuminated sign. Neighbors have complained to the city councilman's office and Patch, hoping a change can occur. "I live close by, and it's quite an eyesore. The lime green paint looks very tacky. They need to work on the side of the building, which still looks like a total dump," Michelle Riggins said on the Roxborough-Manayunk Patch Facebook page. In Roxborough and Manayunk, the Galman Group owns several properties, including Donna Court (631 DuPont St.), DuPont Towers (…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Natural Lands Trust holds public meeting for area's future.
While the Philadelphia Water Department already began construction earlier this summer on the Upper Roxborogh Reservoir to help the area's stormwater maintenance, one environmental group wants your input on what the future holds for the pristine section. Natural Lands Trust obtained a grant to develop a comprehensive plan for the reservoir area following the water department's work. According to the Upper Roxborough Civic Association, planners will meet with public Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss what's in store. "At this meeting NLT will gather some initial ideas from the community which they will develop into an interim plan. They will come back at some future point for comments before convening a third meeting to present the final …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Water department work will be be balanced by environmental group's efforts.
Work will proceed at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir and the public may soon have some input as to the final product. With the Philadelphia Water Department and Parks and Recreation's project to better control stormwater management at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir, an environmental group will advise the city on certain aspects. From Natural Lands Trust, Peter Williamson discussed with the Upper Roxborough Civic Association June 13 how his group and the public will work to maintain the pristine nature of the 34-acre area bounded by Eva, Summit, Port Royal and Lare streets. Largely a nature site, the Upper Roxborough Reservoir possesses two large basins—one dry and one wet. The Water Department's aim is to control stormwater better by using …